Let’s go camping!

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Antique trucks, Chris Craft boats, Hot Rod, Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers, vintage wood boats

That’s exactly what we decided to do last weekend.   Kim had made reservations at the state park at Gun Lake, and while we couldn’t get a site on the channel, this one looked pretty nice.    Thursday afternoon we hitched up the trailer, the boat, loaded up the fridge with steaks, burger, and fall treats, filled the wine rack with good stuff, put some Bombay Sapphire in the freezer (gee, do we have a problem, or just good taste?) and headed out.  Kim pulled boat, I herded the Spartan, and we were all settled in and having a cocktail by 5:30.   I love staying here when there’s no crowds.

Is there anything prettier than this?

I had to work on Friday, but Saturday, we were up at the crack of dawn (nice thing about the shorter days, don’t have to get up so early to see the crack of dawn!) and taking pictures of the beautiful fall day.  If there’s anything cooler than this, I don’t know what it would be…
No spotter, so no skiing, but the good part of that is I didn’t hurt myself!
No problem this time of year finding a space to moor the boat up in the channel.  The colors are peaked right now here, the sun shone every day all weekend, temps were near 70, it was just perfect.  We had the lake, as well as the campground, all to ourselves the whole time.  Doesn’t get any better than this.
Actually, there were over 130 units in the campground Saturday, but it was still very quiet in the campground.  We had fun giving tours of the trailer.  For some reason, we attract a lot of attention with our camper and tow vehicles.
Today, it’s all coming to a screeching halt.  I’m dodging rain showers, and winterizing the trailer and the boat.  The cars of course stay out untill snow flies, but these have to be taken care of now.  Usually, I wait untill November, thinking we’ll get “one more time”, and end up freezing my fingers off in a windstorm draining everything and getting antifreeze in, this year, we actually DID use them and I’m not in a mad rush. 
So, that’s it for now.  The sun is out again, sky is blue, so I’ll pull the boat out and finish up.  Maybe I can get the shop cleaned up this afternoon, and get something done on the Diamond T tommorow! 
  1. Becky says:

    I am sooooo jealous! I really like fall camping. Don kayaked the Pere Marquette last weekend. Said it was pretty, but had to dodge the salmon fishermen (and women).

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